Ashwin, Mushfiqur praised on Twitter

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Ashwin added another feather to his cap.

India need seven wickets while Bangladesh need 356 runs for a win on the final day of the Test between India and Bangladesh in Hyderabad.

The highlights of day four included Mushfiqur Rahim’s century, Ravichandran Ashwin becoming the fastest bowler to get 250 Test wickets and Cheteshwar Pujara getting a quick-fire fifty.

On Twitter, former Indian cricketers Aakash Chopra and Mohammad Kaif congratulated Ashwin on his incredible achievement while commentator Harsha Bhogle felt that it will be difficult for Bangladesh to not lose the match from here.

There was a lot of praise for Mushfiqur as well for his ‘gritty’ century.

Here, we collect the top tweets of the day.

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IN PICS: India seven wickets away from win

Sport360 staff 12/02/2017
India are closing in on victory.

Bangladesh lost three wickets for 103 runs in the final session on day four of the Test against India after they were set a fourth innings target of 459 by the hosts.

Earlier in the day, Bangladesh – resuming their first innings on 322/6 – lost the wicket of Mehedi Hasan in the first over after he was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, on the other hand, continued from where he had left off on Saturday by completing his fifth Test century.

The visitors were finally bowled out for 388, conceding a first innings deficit of 299 to India. The Indians, though, decided against enforcing the follow-on and came out to bat again.

India lost both openers cheaply before Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli put on a 67-run partnership for the third wicket. Pujara would go on to top score for India with an unbeaten 54.

The Kohli-led side declared at tea, leaving Bangladesh a mammoth fourth innings target to chase down.

Bangladesh would lose three┬áwickets before the end of day’s play, with Ravichandran Ashwin accounting for two┬áscalps while Ravindra Jadeja picked up one wicket.

BRIEF SCORES

India 687/6d [Kohli 204, Vijay 108, Saha 106*, Taijul 3/156] and 159/4d [Pujara 54*, Taskin 2/43, Shakib 2/50] lead Bangladesh 388 [Mushfiqur 127, Shakib 82, Yadav 3/84] and 103/3 [Sarkar 42, Ashwin 2/34] by 355 runs.

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India crowned T20 Blind World Cup champions

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The Indian team in action during an earlier match in the tournament.

Prakash Jayaramaiah starred with an unbeaten 99 to guide India to an emphatic nine-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the T20 World Cup for the Blind in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Jayaramaiah was named the man of the match for his knock which came from 60 deliveries and included 15 fours.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat first. Inspired by a half-century by opening batsman Badar Munir, Pakistan managed to put on a total of 197-8 from their 20 overs.

Ketan Patel and Mohammad Jaffar Iqbal were the pick of the Indian bowlers, accounting for two wickets apiece.

In reply, India’s opening duo┬áof┬áJayaramaiah and┬áAjay Kumar Reddy scored┬á110 runs for the first wicket, in just ten overs, before Reddy was run-out for 43.

Patel, coming into bat at number three, scored a 13-ball 26 before he had to retire hurt. Dunna Venkatesh was there at the end alongside Jayaramaiah as India completed a famous victory.

This is India’s second triumph in the┬áT20 World Cup for the Blind, having won the inaugural tournament in 2012.

BRIEF SCORES

Pakistan 197-8, 20 overs [Munir 57, Muhammad Jamil 24, Patel 2/29] lost to India 200-1, 17.4 overs [Jayaramaiah 99*, Reddy 43] by nine wickets.

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